Pragmatic Play Unveils New Greek Mythology-Themed Slot
Pragmatic Play is taking a trip back to Ancient Greece for the theme of their latest effort. Debuting at supporting online casinos throughout November, the Hercules and Pegasus shouldn’t need too much of an introduction in terms of its theme. The Ancient Greece-themed slot is, of course, themed on two heroes from the Greek pantheon, and presents slot players with the opportunity to win up to 250,000 coins.
There is a fair degree of Disney-esque imagery present in this game, and the fluid, 3D animation should help Pragmatic Play’s slot stand out from the numerous similarly themed titles you can find online. It may not have the riches of Playtech’s Age of Gods series, but this potentially great Greek slot has excitement aplenty to provide players with.
The Developer’s Take
In anticipation of the new slot going live, Pragmatic Play recently began a publicity campaign, drumming up support for the release.
The Chief Commercial Officer at the software provider, Melissa Summerfield, commented that
“Hercules and Pegasus is one of the most exciting additions to our slot portfolio this year. Packed with exhilarating features and two fun characters, our heroes fly across the sky in search of great trials and big wins.”
Pragmatic Play has built up the game’s surplus of bonus rounds, which include replacement symbols, free spins, and the ability to pocket big wins out of nowhere. Of course, only when players sit down to play the release will they be able to put those opinions to the test.
Setting Up Bets
Hercules and Pegasus serves up the traditional twenty paylines to players, spread over the customary five-reel format. As is so often the case these days, none of the slot’s twenty paylines can be altered. Players are, however, at liberty to stretch their bets from 0.20 up to 100.00 a spin. The more that a player bets, the closer to the non-progressive haul of 250,000 coins they can win.
Unsurprisingly, this release has been produced as a medium variance game, and Hercules and Pegasus’ RTP rate is a fair and modest 96.5%. The surplus of goodies in the game should make things a touch easier for players to land a win.
To get their hands on the top non-progressive jackpot, players are going to need to trigger the game’s free spin round. This is where multipliers come into play, which could turn fairly standard wins into cash prizes worth up to 2,500x a bet.
Mystery Symbols, Random Wilds and More
There’s no danger of running out of special features in Hercules and Pegasus. The symbol showing both heroes together acts as a wild symbol. It is one of the best paying icons in the slot and can replace all save for scatters. Those scatters can trigger a tidy free spin bonus which they appear on the first and third reels, with a separate icon appearing on the fifth reel. We’ll cover that in a moment…
First, there are three randomly triggered bonuses which have been included in the game. Once a randomly triggered event occurs, players can select a scroll to land one of the three features. The first is known as Hercules Wilds, and it sees random wilds added to the reels and a re-spin granted for good measure. The second feature is called Pegasus Wilds and is promises 2x multipliers and random wilds. The final feature (Bolt of Zeus) dishes out mystery symbols, which will surely provide players with winning combinations.
Back to the free spins bonus now, and there are three of these, too. Scatters must appear on the first and third reels, to begin with. The fifth reel must contain either Hercules, Pegasus, or Hercules and Pegasus together. Which icon appears on the fifth reel determines the bonus round you get. Either way, this feature is most promising with 5x multipliers the best of the features you can hope for.
Where to Find Hercules and Pegasus Online
Hercules and Pegasus has plenty to offer players; arguably more so than many other Ancient Greek-themed games. Wins are certainly generous, and the slot features truly epic graphics. It made its grand entrance at Pragmatic Play casinos this week, so can be found and played right now.
As with any slot game, there are aspects which players will like, and those which they perhaps won’t. These include:
Superb 3D imagery
Lots of features and bonus options
A non-progressive prize worth up to 250,000 coins can be won
Triggering the free spin round can be tough
There is plenty of competition out there to give this game a run for its money
There are a few better Greek mythology-themed slots out there, but there are plenty of worse ones, too. How successful Hercules and Pegasus goes on to be depends on you.